Tag Archives: New Zealand

New Zealand’s proposed Network for Learning

At the end of 2011 Rachel Roberts reported on an important meeting that she attended in connection with the New Zealand Network for Learning initiative, which will “progressively from 2013, …provide schools with affordable, safe, ultra-fast internet access as well … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Smartphone Revolution

Image via Wikipedia Braden Turner (the innovations manager at Vodafone NZ) was a keynote speaker at the ICELF conference, and he spoke about smart devices, and harnessing the ‘revolution’. He fronted up by saying that he is not an mLearning … Continue reading

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Driving teacher change through brokering in an online community ecosystem

Image by D’Arcy Norman via Flickr Online or virtual communities of practice were a theme that appeared in many of the presentations in the Research stream of ULearn in 2011 (and you can acces the papers from the research stream … Continue reading

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What do men and women earn once they have doctoral degrees, and do they stay in NZ?

Many thanks to Eddie Reisch who shared the following reports and findings. Makes for good reading, whether you are based in NZ or not. The Ministry of Education has released reports on 2010 enrolments, what men and women earn after … Continue reading

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Using the curricula from other countries for inspiration for online teaching

Image source Today I received a query about whether it is possible to “get access to another country’s curriculum, in this case Germany”. The person posting the question is looking at some possible models to teach online. So, I set … Continue reading

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Relationships, literacy and team spirit: Janey Nolan talks about her work with Te Kura (guest blogger August 2011)

August’s guest blogger, Janey Nolan, has crafted a wonderfully engaging read that looks into the importance of building relationships, how animals can help build trust, literacy, and the essential ingredient – team spirit. Please leave Janey questions and comments below … Continue reading

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What does culturally responsive facilitation look like? A reflection

I have been delaying writing up this reflection for a long time…more than a couple of months in fact – the notes I took during the session have sat in draft format and I have ‘mulled’ over what happened and … Continue reading

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An e-learning philosophy. Nigel Bailey. (Guest Blogger for July 2011)

An e-learning philosophy. e-learning ICT in the classroom, for me, is now an integral part of what I do; teaching with it, learning with it and also using it for administrative purposes. But it was not always this way. In … Continue reading

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Blended Learning reviewed in New Zealand

An article recently published in the Computers in New Zealand Schools Journal, gave the details of a study that examined a teacher’s first implementation of online learning in a Learning Management System (LMS). The programme of learning was Home Economics, … Continue reading

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E-Learning Provision and Participation: Trends, Patterns and Highlights

Image by hazelowendmc via FlickrThe following was posted on a discussion forum I am a member of, and I felt that some of the findings challenged some of my assumptions, while other findings confirmed them 🙂 Makes for interesting reading: … Continue reading

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